1882 Canadian federal election

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1882 Canadian federal election
Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg
  1878 June 20, 1882 1887  

211 seats in the House of Commons
106 seats needed for a majority
Turnout70.3% [1] (Increase2.svg1.2pp)
 First partySecond party
  Sir John A Macdonald circa 1878 retouched.jpg Edward Blake.jpg
Leader John A. Macdonald Edward Blake
Party Conservative Liberal
Leader since18671880
Leader's seat Carleton [lower-alpha 1] Durham West
Last election134 seats, 42.1%63 seats, 33.1%
Seats won13373
Seat changeDecrease2.svg1Increase2.svg10
Popular vote208,544160,574
Percentage40.4%31.1%
SwingDecrease2.svg1.7%Decrease2.svg2.0%

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1882 Canadian electoral map

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The Canadian parliament after the 1882 election

Prime Minister before election

John A. Macdonald
Conservative

Prime Minister after election

John A. Macdonald
Conservative

The 1882 Canadian federal election was held on June 20, 1882, to elect members of the House of Commons of Canada of the 5th Parliament of Canada.

Contents

Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald's Conservatives and Liberal-Conservatives retained power, defeating the Liberal Party of Edward Blake.

National results

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PartyParty leader# of
candidates
SeatsPopular vote
1878 ElectedChange#%Change
  Conservative John A. Macdonald 1188394+13.3%143,68427.83%-1.67pp
  Liberal-Conservative 504639-8.7%64,86012.56%-3.22pp
  Liberal Edward Blake 1125773+26.3%160,54731.10%+1.95pp
 Independent751-80%8,2271.59%-1.12pp
  Nationalist Conservative 1-1-1,0840.21%+0.14pp
 Independent Liberal322-5,7401.11%+0.12pp
 Independent Conservative221-50%9270.18%-
 Unknown1219--100%131,17825.41%+4.48pp
Total414204211+4.4%516,247100.0%-
Sources: http://www.elections.ca -- History of Federal Ridings since 1867 Archived 2008-12-04 at the Wayback Machine

Acclamations:

The following Members of Parliament were elected by acclamation;

Results by province

Party name BC MB ON QC NB NS PE Total
  Conservative Seats:32393848-94
 Popular vote (%):38.413.627.037.725.623.017.127.8
  Liberal-Conservative Seats:31131235239
 Vote (%):15.838.99.110.47.125.825.412.6
  Liberal Seats:-2401278473
 Vote (%):10.625.331.921.536.838.740.731.1
 IndependentSeats:  --1- 1
 Vote (%):  1.70.80.44.8 1.6
 Nationalist ConservativeSeats:   1   1
 Vote (%):   1.0   0.2
 Independent LiberalSeats:  -11  2
 Vote (%):  0.71.56.2  1.1
 Independent ConservativeSeats:   1   1
 Vote (%):   0.9   0.2
 UnknownVote (%):35.222.229.627.123.97.716.825.4
Total seats 6 5 92 65 16 21 6 211

See also

Notes

  1. Macdonald was also elected in Lennox; he chose to sit for Carleton instead, and resigned as the Member of Parliament for Lennox.

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